Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

This is the last weekend to catch the extended Andy Warhol exhibit! It is also a great time to get to know some birds, get happy at a museum, drink your way through an art gallery, check out some fashion and activism films, or even learn about cement.

 

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Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Here’s to another beautiful spring weekend!  Earth Day celebrations, live music, LEGO block parties (for the kids)… Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Style Meets Sustainability at Vancouver Eco Fashion Week: April 21-24 At Robson Square

Photo credit: Peter Jensen

Photo credit: Peter Jensen

Products made within tight parameters tend to show more creativity. Take food carts, for example. Compress the production space and the results are original and irresistibly tasty.

The same can be said for the fashion industry. Vancouver’s pioneering Eco Fashion Week, which kicks off April 21 in Vancouver’s downtown Robson Square, is another stellar example. Ask designers to use sustainable practices in product development, and you get wearable, chic fashion made in really comfy fabrics. We’re not talking about hippie hemp. If you want hemp or granola, Eco Fashion Week founder Myriam Laroche advises you to head to the snack bar.

Eco Fashion Week is in its sixth season this year and has tons of free and ticketed events. Expect glamourous runway shows featuring green designers (local and international), fashion industry panels, and free seminars running through April 24. This year, Eco Fashion week overlaps with Earth Day on April 22; attending the stylish Robson Square events is a great opportunity to get out and celebrate our green city.

With all the good-looking fun, it can be hard to choose what to attend. Find Eco Fashion Week 6th Edition schedule highlights after the jump.  Continue reading:
Style Meets Sustainability at Vancouver Eco Fashion Week: April 21-24 At Robson Square

Inside ECO Fashion Week Season 04, April 10-12

EFW Season 04 Media Wall. Photo credit: ECO Fashion Week

It’s refreshing to attend ECO Fashion Week. While other cosmopolitan cities have established fashion week as a lofty citadel for design royalty and hangers on, Vancouver’s EFW has worked hard to connect shoppers and designers who support sustainable fashion.

It makes sense: that’s who we are. Vancouver is heavily invested in becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020. The billion dollar fashion industry is due for wardrobe makeover. 90 million items of clothing per year end up in landfills, speeding up global warming…not to mention the wasteful clothing production methods used by most industry players.

ECO Fashion Week Season 04, April 10-12, is a showcase of world-class, sustainable designs and strong citizen participation. At the opening press conference April 10, the chic, honey-blonde EFW founder Myriam Laroche said, “The goal of ECO Fashion Week is to bring tools to the industry and to educate the consumer. We want to challenge the status quo.” Of course she was wearing a Value Village Little Black Dress and vintage Stuart Weitzman pumps.

Read on to get an inside peek at the EFW 04 shows, the designers and the Vancouverites who came out to Robson Square to support green fashion. Continue reading:
Inside ECO Fashion Week Season 04, April 10-12

20 Unmissable Vancouver events in April 2012

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April is (almost) here. I ain’t fooling. This glorious spring month is a mixed bag of trickery, cherry blossom festivities, Easter, Earth Day and taxes.

Stand out events include the pretty, pink Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Easter egg hunts, Eco Fashion Week, a colossal California wine tasting tour, the Vancouver Sun Run and more.

Here’s a hotlist of 20 Vancouver happenings to help you plan your April agenda. Continue reading:
20 Unmissable Vancouver events in April 2012

Eco Fashion Week Vancouver 2011

Lights, Cameras, Models! Eco Fashion Week in Vancouver has kicked off in a fierce way.

Myriam Laroche pulls her notes from her phone just before she addresses the media at the press conference at the Shangri-La Hotel on Feb 23rd. She’s the president of Eco Fashion Week after all so she didn’t want to print them off.

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Eco Fashion Week Vancouver 2011

Eco Fashion Week Vancouver

Eco Fashion Week, presented by Aveda,  kicked off last night with their official VIP launch at the Aveda Institute and the after party at Lamplighter in Gastown. The next few days will see a selection of the best eco-designers from around the world coming together to showcase their latest collections of environmentally friendly, trend-setting fashion. Eco Fashion Week focuses solely on environmentally friendly designers and practices.

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